Area Information for London, W1B 5DX

This postcode is in the London region of England. The postcode is within the West End ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Cities of London and Westminster. This page combines information for the address London, W1B 5DX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of W1B here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2012. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Westminster
Ward West End
Constituency Cities of London and Westminster
Region London
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of London, W1B 5DX:

Regent Street, London, W1B 5AS
Glasshouse Street, London, W1B 5AR
Glasshouse Street, London, W1B 5DH
Glasshouse Street, London, W1B 5DQ
Wilder Walk, London, W1B 5AP
Regent Street, London, W1B 5RB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about W1B as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about London, W1B 5DX is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing London consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 2
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 133
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 53
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 212
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing London contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 62% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 28
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 84
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 7
Total 144

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 97
Two People 33
Three People 6
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 144

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 59
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 108

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around W1B 5DX however is predominantly male (62%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 137
Female 84
Total 221

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 4
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 25
30-44 87
45-59 32
60-64 10
65-74 22
75-84 11
85-89 5
90+ 4
Total 221

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of W1B 5DX there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 64% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 141
Married 41
Divorced 19
Separated 8
Widowed 7
Same Sex 1
Total 217

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 118
Good 66
Fair 24
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 221

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

W1B 5DX and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 122
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13
1-4 GCSEs 12
No GCSEs 17
Other 30
Total 217

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 181
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 7
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 6
Other Asian 6
Black African 3
Other 2
Total 221

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (London), only 46% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 101
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 45
Other 66
Total 221

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to W1B 5DX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 129
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 54
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 16
Central America 2
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 5

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 92
No Religion 80
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 13
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 221

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West End ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 23% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 45
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 8
Total 197

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 24
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 150

London, W1B 5DX is within the Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street policing neighbourhood, under the Metropolitan Police Service force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near W1B 5DX
Neighbourhood Team Address Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street
Website: http://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/westminster/oxford-street-regent-street-and-bond-street/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to W1B 5DX. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for W1B 5DX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest railway station is London Charing Cross, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
London Charing Cross 860 yards
London Waterloo 1.1 miles
London Victoria 1.1 miles
London Waterloo East 1.2 miles
London Euston 1.2 miles
London Blackfriars 1.4 miles
City Thameslink 1.4 miles
London Marylebone 1.5 miles
Farringdon (London) 1.5 miles
London Kings Cross 1.5 miles
London St Pancras International LL 1.6 miles
London St Pancras International 1.6 miles
Vauxhall 1.8 miles
London Paddington 1.8 miles
Elephant & Castle 1.9 miles
London Cannon Street 1.9 miles
Moorgate 2.1 miles
London Bridge 2.2 miles
Camden Road 2.2 miles
Old Street 2.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest Tube station is Piccadilly Circus, approximately 130 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest is Soho Parish CofE Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest is Westminster City School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westminster City School 0.9 miles
    
The Grey Coat Hospital 1 mile
    
The St Marylebone CofE School 1.1 miles
    
London Nautical School 1.2 miles
    
Oasis Academy South Bank 1.3 miles
    
Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ 1.4 miles
    
Pimlico Academy 1.5 miles
    
Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College 1.5 miles  
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School 1.6 miles
    
Regent High School 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest is Soho Square General Practice, approximately 590 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest is Leicester Square Dental Clinic, approximately 470 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest is London Welbeck Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to London, W1B 5DX. The nearest is Washin Optical London, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Washin Optical London 200 yards
David Clulow Opticians 360 yards
Eyecare Clinic 530 yards
Sight Care 770 yards
Vision Express Opticians 800 yards
Boots-London - Strand half a mile
Specsavers Opticians 0.5 miles
Boots-London - Tottenham Court Road 0.5 miles
David Clulow Opticians 0.5 miles
Optical Express 0.6 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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